|Accioslash (accioslash) wrote in snape_potter,|
@ 2010-10-11 03:06:00
|Entry tags:||10 years of snarry, 10 years of snarry: timeline, admin a|
Snarry: A History
The mods at snape_potter felt the best way to begin the celebration for ten years of Snarry would be to look back over the years and trace where we started and see where we are today. So, below the cut, we present
Hogwarts Snarry: A History. Reminiscences, additions and corrections are welcome.
*On June 30, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (US title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) was published by Bloomsbury in London and the world was introduced to the boy-who-lived and his most hated teacher. In 1998, Scholastic Corporation published an edition for the United States market. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August, 1999.
*On October 23th, 2000, Majolique posted the first Snape/Harry fic, Midnight Confessions on the hpslash ML (message #2502). (The link is to the Potter Slash Archives and you will need to register to get the password, but the fic is still there.)
*One week later, on October 31st, 2000, Unquiet (ana_snapeana) posted the first part of A Different Lesson, also on the hpslash ML (message #2713). The second part was posted on ff.net on November 9th, 2000.
*The first HP movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, was released on November 16, 2001. On November 24, 2001, the SnapexHarryML, a Yahoo Group, was founded by Alia.
*At the end of March 2002, the first wave of the Severus Snape Fuh-Q Fest (SSFF) started. Although fuh-q-fests did exist in other fandoms, this was the first HP fuh-q-fest. Pairings were not limited to Snarry, but it did contribute to the growing number of Snape/Harry fics available.
*In the fall of 2002, 59 stories were written for the first round of the From Dusk until Dawn, Snape/Harry Fuh-Q-Fest. It lasted 12 rounds before being disbanded. (Please note - the link only lists the participants for each wave of the first 11 fests. The site itself is down and is in the process of being reconstructed. You can find Wave 12 here.)
*snape_potter was created on LiveJournal in December, 2002.
*Over the next few years Snarry fandom grew rapidly and numerous HP archives and MLs popped up including several devoted exclusively to the Snape/Harry pairing. In December, 2005, after one of the arguably most popular Snape/Harry archives, Detention, shut down, Walking the Plank, one of the earliest HP archives, re-opened its doors and remains one of the most popular exclusively Snape/Harry archives.
*In April 2006, the Snarry Olympics (later renamed the snarry_games) held its first fest. Forty-four competitors from teams Angst and Romance battled for the gold that year. After a total of seven fests and hundreds of entries, the fest closed it's doors in 2009.
*On Jan 1, 2007, the first snape_potter Daft Day Smut Swap began posting the first of 32 entries. The fest has been held annually since that date and the 5th edition will begin posting Jan 1, 2011.
*On July 21, 2007, the final book in the HP series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published. The book sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of release.
*Between May and August 2007, LiveJournal suspended over 500 journals. The deleted journals included RPG journals, book discussion groups, rape survivor groups, and fannish groups, including pornish_pixies. One of the contested pieces of art featured a Snape/Harry pairing. Although most of the journals were later returned to active status, many Snarry fans elected to move to other journaling sites. Most notably, InsaneJournal.
*In August, 2007, sign-ups began for snarry_holidays, an anonymous holiday exchange fest for Snape/Harry fans on InsaneJournal. Ninety-seven entries were posted that December. The fest continued on InsaneJournal and later on LiveJournal until 2009.
*In 2009, rumors of the 'death of Snarry' prompted the creation of The Snarry-a-Thon at snape_potter with the goal of resurrecting the Snarry love. Accordingly, the fest traditionally begins posting on Easter. The first fest had 66 entries and was cross-posted to LiveJournal and InsaneJournal. The fest also began cross-posting to Dreamwidth in 2010.
*Information was gathered from many sources including: ptyx's Snape/Harry: The Beginnings, Fanlore: Harry/Snape, Wikipedia, and directly from site information. Please feel free to make any corrections/additions in the comments.
Resource List for Snarry fans:
Links to Snarry resources and journals can be found on our side-bar and in our Resources Journal Entry on: LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, and Dreamwidth.
Snape Potter Readers' Recs:
When snape_potter hosted it's first Snarry Friending Meme, we asked people to rec some of their favorite Snape/Harry fics. People listed so many wonderful fics that we thought it might be a good idea to gather them together in one post. You can find a list of all the recs on: LiveJournal, InsaneJournal, and Dreamwidth.
Please feel free to suggest additional fics for the list.